There was one big thing missing from The Oregon Trail, according to the game's co-creator
The Oregon Trail has held a special place in the hearts of many since it debuted its iconic mix of history, addictive gameplay, and dysentery in the 1970s.
But even though the game was beloved by teachers for getting kids excited about history, there was one perspective the game was missing, according to co-creator Don Rawitsch.
In a Reddit AMA, Rawitsch said it would had been interesting for them to add a Native American viewpoint, "perhaps a character who watches the wagons come into that territory." He also said that in the game, the creators were careful to label raids "riders attack," since they often came from "white bandits," and not Native Americans.
Rawitsch also shared that he hopes the words on his tombstone would be, "He helped kids learn," and that he can't wait for a virtual reality version of the game. Neither can we.
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